WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE: Barrier removal

(WSB photo)

12:22 PM: Notice something missing in that photo of the west end of the West Seattle Bridge? (Besides vehicles.) The jersey barriers that divide the bridge have been removed. After a tip from Jodi (thank you!), we went over for a look just as a crew was finishing removal in this area. Replacement of the barriers is among the maintenance tasks planned for completion during the repair work, and it was mentioned when contractor Kraemer North America briefed the WS Bridge Community Task Force on the work plan in December – to be specific, 4,000 feet of jersey barriers to be replaced. We have an inquiry out to SDOT for more details, as well as checking on whether Sunday is still the deadline for a concrete-strike resolution to avoid delays to the “midyear” reopening plan.

P.S. If you traveled through the Harbor/Avalon area this past Monday night and noticed a detour, we also got belated word that was related to the bridge work as well – “Our contractor was doing work at the intersection to install debris containment for expansion joint replacement along the corridor,” explained SDOT’s Mariam Ali.

7:12 PM: SDOT tells us, “The barrier is being replaced from just east of Fauntleroy to approximately Delridge.” As for the looming “need concrete by date,” the response was, “We don’t anticipate receiving concrete on Feb. 20, and are still monitoring the situation and continuing to advance other work to keep the overall project moving forward.”

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE: Barrier removal"

  • Lucy February 17, 2022 (1:50 pm)

    Wait.  I thought the Jersey barriers were made of cement.  And the cement workers are still on strike. So….. more delays?

    • WSB February 17, 2022 (6:21 pm)

      Asked about that a while back. They are not poured on site, they’re made elsewhere.

    • Civil Eng. February 17, 2022 (7:03 pm)

      The jersey barriers are made of cement, water, sand and gravel.  When mixed together they form concrete.

      • Question Authority February 17, 2022 (8:28 pm)

        You forgot to include the steel placed within which allows them to be fastened together.

      • Whocares February 18, 2022 (3:58 pm)

        Concrete, cement.   Noting this distinction is pedantic to anyone who is not a tradesman.  Kinda like good and well. I good and well know the difference but don’t play into elitist class distinguishers

        • WordsMatter February 18, 2022 (5:29 pm)

          Given the topic of the article I feel it is important to note the correction. Personally I welcome expanding my knowledge. If I’m incorrectly using a term and someone takes time out of their day to share the proper fact with me I thank them.  Cake is not made of flour. That is just one ingredient that when combined with a few others collectively makes a batter that can be formed into a cake.Thank you Civil Eng. for the information!The more you know…🌠

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